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Ceturtdiena 21.09.2017 | Name days: Matīss, Modris, Mariss

Juncker wants to attract special attention to Baltic States next year

Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has promised to pay more attention to Baltic States next year, when they will be celebrating their centenary.

Residents’ opinion: wages should be stated in the job offers

Most interviewed Latvian residents are confident that stating the size of offered wage in job offers should be mandatory, according to results of a survey performed by CV Market.

Expert: tax accounting will become more complex after the tax reform

After the introduction of the tax reform, tax accounting will become more complex. And this is not because it will take several years for businesses, private persons and tax inspectors to get used to the system. The new laws in general are not meant to make things simpler, says Latvian Tax Consultant Association board member Ainis Dābols.

Latvian basketball team withdraws from European championship

On Tuesday, 12 September, Latvian men’s basketball team lost to Slovenia in the quarter finals game of European Championship 2017 in Istanbul, failing to reach the semi-finals in the Old Continent for the first time since the restoration of independence.

Cabinet of Ministers: Latvia will have 100 stationary speed cameras next year

Latvian Cabinet of Ministers has supported amendments to regulations that provide clarifying planned income and expenditures for measures associated with improving road traffic supervision. In 2018, Latvia will have 100 stationary speed cameras set up on roads, as reported by Interior Affairs Ministry.

Government clarifies registration order for persons involved in by-product turnover

Latvian government has decided to support Agriculture Ministry’s proposed amendments that establish the order that admits companies and registers persons involved in circulation of animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption.

CC: consumers should more attention to prices when making calls to other networks

Competition Council turns consumers’ attention towards the necessity to carefully reassess their electronic network operators’ tariffs and the price of making calls to other networks. This would help reduce cases when consumers pay more for service than what is stated in their chosen tariff.

Ministry: digitization offers new opportunities for reaching development goals

Digitization is a field important for all countries regardless of their revenue level. Cyber security should become an integral part of the digitization process, said Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s representative at an informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Council.

Foreign Affairs Committee: EU member states should resolve security challenges together

«To make sure security challenges southern member states of the European Union now face do not become a burden for northern member states, the EU should stand against hem as a unified whole,» says chairman of Saeima’s Foreign Affairs Committee Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš.

Publication of officials’ declarations still in consideration

Public Administration Committee plans to conclude work on regulations regarding the publication of wages of people employed in state government, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Foreign trade turnover in Latvia in July exceeded last year’s result by 14.4%

In July 2017, Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.04 billion, which at current prices was 14.4 % more than in July 2016, of which the exports and imports values of goods were 6.9 % and 20.5 % higher, respectively.

NP: SRS director to explain why Finance Police ended VAT scam case with Šlesers home

The oligarch case viewed with new eyes forces questions not only about Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau’s and prosecutors’ ability to prove corruption, but also the efficiency of work performed by State Revenue Service’s Finance Police, Nekā personīga programme notes.

De Facto on tax reform: bigger burden for businesses and more freedom for owners

The tax reform provides for the transferring the tax burden to businesses and relieving owners of those businesses of payments. Under certain conditions, businesses will have to pay less taxes than before, says De Facto programme of LTV.

EM: price decline in August was the slowest in recent years

According to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, consumer price level in August, when compared with July, declined 0.2%. Prices for goods declined 0.6% and prices for services increased 0.6 %. The price decline in August was associated with seasonal factors, reports Economy Ministry.